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religion: Will statistics supersede the humane?

’Effectiveness’ as a religion: Will statistics supersede the humane?

As humans, we have the most exquisite ability to understand, analyse, and systematise the world around us. Our predisposition to seek patterns is a...
platform cooperatives

Nathan Schneider: Platform cooperatives in the digital age

Cooperatives have existed for a long time. People build cooperatives in order to pool their knowledge and resources to achieve certain goals; goals which...
Long-term business opportunities and risks in Iran

Long-term business opportunities and risks in Iran

An executive workshop on business opportunities in Iran took place at the DOC Research Institute in September 2017. Participants explored the business practices, opportunities,...
How to improve sustainable infrastructure development to mitigate risks

Climate change: How to improve sustainable infrastructure development to mitigate risks

Despite the fact that global warming remains a controversial subject, the majority of scientists agree that climate change is real and that changing temperatures...
Museum Island, Berlin. (Credit: rudi1976/Bigstock)

Protecting cultural heritage

On 28 June 2017 the DOC Research Institute celebrated its first year of operations in Berlin, and the Chairman of the DOC Supervisory Board,...
Cooperative Development in a Multipolar World

Cooperative Development in a Multipolar World

Vladimir Yakunin assesses a series of world order and development challenges in the following paper, with the imperative to raise the bar for policy...
India in the ‘Asian century’: Thinking like a hegemon?

India in the ‘Asian century’: Thinking like a hegemon?

The rise of two Asian powerhouses in world politics has prompted the 21st century to be dubbed the ‘Asian Century'. This piece explores the...
We are not aggressive

“We are not aggressive”

The German foreign affairs politician Norbert Röttgen and Putin intimus Vladimir Yakunin discuss the Russian retreat from the European peace order, different mentalities among...
leadership

Without responsible leadership, there is no change

Held under the theme ‘Making multilateralism work: Enhancing dialogue on peace, security, and development’ on the island of Rhodes, Greece, on 5-6 October 2018,...
Rhodes Forum 2017 - Goodluck Jonathan and Dioncounda Traoré

Dr. Goodluck E. Jonathan’s address at the DOC Rhodes Forum

Let me first commend the Rhodes Forum for advancing the philosophy of Dialogue of Civilisations (DOC) this past 15 years. I also wish to thank...

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